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Philpots Camp

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In a valley to the east of Philpots Promontory Camp wanders the ghost of a Black Dog. A poacher in the area has said : "There's one thing I dare not do; I'd be afear'd to walk through that girt valley below Big-On-Little after dark. It's a terrible ellynge place and a gurt black ghost hound walks there o'nights". Ellynge is a local Sussex word for eerie and the hound is called "Gytrack" which is very similar to the "Guytrash" found in the north of England. Ian Hannah notes that the valley "seems to have no name (except that it is locally known as the Grattack, after a dog)".
This is taken from the Sussex Archaeology and Folklore website - Ian Hannah's article on the camp is in SAC Vol. 73 (156-167) 1932.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
29th September 2008ce
Edited 6th March 2013ce

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